Top reasons to study here

  • Currently, the University of Gdansk is the largest educational institution in the Pomerania region.
  • The members of the academic staff of the University of Gdansk conduct scientific and scholarly research on a world-class level.
  • University of Gdansk scholars and scientists are recipients of Polish and international grants and prizes.

PhD Programmes

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About

History

From its foundation in 1970, the University of Gdańsk has shaped its own distinctive structures and systems of academic work, thereby integrating the humanities, social studies, biological sciences, and exact sciences in the Pomeranian region.

Education

The University’s existing system of instruction will be developed in accordance with world-wide trends, such as: the timely exploitation within education of the results of the most recent scientific and scholarly research; the continual adaptation of the range of courses of study and specializations to the interests of those studying and to the expectations of the economy and society (the needs of the employment market); the creation of elastic teaching programs; the creation of interdisciplinary studies; the introduction of up-to-date educational technology; the development of new forms of education – e-Learning, Lifelong Learning, Individual Studies, an open university, transferable courses of study.

Research

At the University of Gdańsk, research will be continued in those area in which the University has already achieved a strong position both in Poland and in the world. The University will be open to new currents of research that expand the horizons of science and scholarship. Essential for achieving this goal will be process of adaptation, which will entail both a reorientation of focus and the introduction of advanced methods and research tools.

Career

The University will devote its best efforts to ensuring the high level of its graduates’ qualifications, and their solid preparation for a career in an integrating Europe. Raising the level and quality of education will be achieved through a continual up-dating of knowledge transferred, following the latest achievements of science and scholarship and the transformation of social systems, through an increasing flexibility of the education process both in terms of choice of field of knowledge and form of its transmission, through widening the forms of education (the evolution of education from a traditional model to one of self-education, and facilitating parallel, permanent, and transferable education).

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

Housing services

The University of Gdańsk has a wide range of accommodation in its student dormitories located all over the Three Cities.  Depending on the particular dormitory, facilities include: kitchens, quiet rooms for study, laundry facilities, drying rooms, and even exercise facilities. We also have rooms adapted to meet the needs of handicapped students.

Library services

  • 1,636,000 volumes in the collections of the University Library
  • 3,042,870 books available electronically
  • 62,582 periodicals available electronically
  • 60,900 works available in Pomeranian Digital Library
  • Main Library
  • 6 specialist libraries

ICT services

State-of-the-art computer lab with 30 computer stations for didactic use has been officially opened at the Faculty of Management.

At present the Faculty of Management boasts a total of 13 fully equipped and air-conditioned computer laboratories comprising:

  • 4 laboratories with 20 computer stations,
  • 8 laboratories with 30 stations,
  • 1 laboratory with 6 stations.

Medical services

  • The EU Erasmus Students should have the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) issued at their home country (valid for the whole period of their stay at the UG). 
  • The non-EU students are required to have the commercial health insurance (valid for the whole period of student’s staying at UG) which covers medical costs and consequences of accidents.

Student Life

Campus life

 The largest group of University of Gdańsk  students, employees, and buildings is concentrated on the Gdańsk Oliwa Campus. It is home to the Faculty of Biology, the Faculty of Chemistry, the Faculty of Languages and Literatures, the Faculty of History, the Faculty of Mathematics, the Faculty of Physics and Computer Studies, the Faculty of Social Sciences, and the Faculty of Law and Administration. It also contains the Main University Library, student dormitories, and the University Administration. The Campus has expanded in accordance with the long-term Investment Plan of the University of Gdańsk for the years 2011-2020. 

Sports facilities

Students can choose their sport from among: team games, fitness training, tennis, table tennis, Nordic walking, badminton, swimming, weight lifting, contemporary dance, self-defense, climbing, skating, and running. They can also go to physical therapy classes of various kinds.

Students who are especially good at sports can join the Academic Sports Association, and follow their chosen sport in one of its sections.

Student clubs

The UG Cultural Collective is a group of young, energetic, and ambitious students who are looking for challenges and new experiences. 

The Collective’s aim is to support individual students’ projects and to work with informal groups, research groups, cultural institutes, and similar associations.There are two specialist units within the UG Cultural Collective: the screen printing workshop and the University Newsreel.